FEET LOAF: Spooky Fun For a Monster Appetite
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Okay seriously? Has dinner ever been this friggin adorably frightful? No, no it hasn't. Let me tell you, when I called my family to the table for supper and they saw these monster feet on a platter, they went absolutely NUTS! Even my husband had a huge smile on his face. I believe his exact words were, "Gab, you are really something. This is awesome." That's right, buddy, don't you forget it! Kneel before me. KNEEL I tell you! Well, okay, I guess maybe we don't have to go quite that far. Just pick up your socks and I'll be happy. Maybe throw in a wink and an ass slap. Hehe.
Okay, whoa... getting waaaaay off track there. My brain is like a runaway train. I have to constantly reel it back in. Yes, it's exhausting. Any hoo, the Feet Loaf. Can you even take it? Omg it's so cute I can't even handle it. This amazing Halloween-y and fun creepy meal is super easy to make! When you make meat loaf, you already have to mold it into a rounded loaf. This just takes a tiny little bit more effort because you're shaping them into feet. But I promise it's quick and easy! And all of the littles (and adults) at the dinner table will get a huge kick out of it!
Man, I wish I could take credit for this ingenious Feet Loaf idea, but I can't. Now the recipe in this article is in fact mine though, so I can take credit for that at least! But the feet-shaped meatloaf, no can do. I came across this idea on the website, My Best German Recipes. I know, it's the last thing I expected to see on there too. But hey, it was kismet I suppose. I was meant to make feet for dinner. Life is so amazing sometimes.
I know I'm a weirdo and I don't care. I had so much fun making this! I was excited like a little kid on Christmas morning when I called my family to the dinner table. It was awesome!
My loaf recipe is a little different from most other meat loaf recipes, but I do hope you try it. Don't worry, it still tastes like meat loaf. It's not so crazy different that you won't recognize it as meat loaf. But it's different enough to feel like it's something new and offers a slight change from your regular meat loaf recipe. I think the oatmeal and turmeric is what gives it it's distinctive taste. Plus it's yummy and super healthy too! It's also gluten free!
If you have kids or grandkids, I really really hope you try Feet Loaf for dinner this Halloween season! They will love it! But don't worry, this fun food fare isn't just for the Littles, it's for anyone with a fun spirit and up for a monster of a good meal! I can guarantee you if I didn't have kids, this shit would still be happening in my house!
Are you ready to look like the most awesome, creative cook that has ever lived? Oh I know you are!
FEET LOAF RECIPE
MAKES TWO FEET (16 servings/3oz slices)
- 3 pounds Ground Turkey
- 3 cups Old Fashioned Oats, not instant (pulverized in blender/FP)
- 3 Eggs
- 1 1/2 cups chopped Onion
- 1/2 Onion, intact
- 2 TBS Yellow Mustard
- 2 TBS dried Parsley
- 2 TBS Ground Flax Seed (optional)
- 2 tsp Garlic Salt
- 1 tsp Ground Turmeric
- 1/4 tsp fine Himalayan Salt (or sea salt)
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Kitchen Scissors
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine ALL ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Line a large roaster pan or baking pan with parchment paper.
4. Use most of the turkey mix to form two feet. Save about two baseball-sized amounts (This will be for the ankles).
5. Now that you have made two feet. Take one of the 'baseballs' of turkey mix and place it on the foot where the ankle would be. Once attached then mold it and round it. Just keep forming it with your hands until it looks right to you. Do this with the other foot as well. Remember this doesn't have to be perfect. They're monster feet!
6. Peel a layer of onion and use kitchen scissors to cut out 'toenails'.
7. Place them on the feet where toes would go.
8. Cut two very thick slices of onion and then place them on top of your ankle stumps.
9. Squirt ketchup on top of the onion slices to make your ankle stumps look all bloody.
10. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.
You could probably cover the toes with foil to save them from browning so much. However, I like them brown and crusty and monster-y.
11. Add more ketchup to the ankle stumps to make it look like there's dried blood and fresh blood.
I have to tell you that it broke my heart a little bit (okay a lot) to cut my feet loaf :(
I really hope you try making Feet Loaf! I just know your munchkins will love it!
FEET LOAF NUTRITION INFO:
Serving size = One 3oz slice (approximately 8 slices per loaf)
- 174 Calories
- 7g Fat
- 12g Carbs
- 2g Fiber
- 1g Sugar
- 15g Protein
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